Florida fades in use of renewable ene...

Florida fades in use of renewable energy as big utilities call the shots

There are 9 comments on the St. Petersburg Times story from Aug 15, 2014, titled Florida fades in use of renewable energy as big utilities call the shots. In it, St. Petersburg Times reports that:

Some enterprising lawyer really should sue the state of Florida for misrepresentation.

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Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#1 Aug 16, 2014
"5. Florida consumers remain too disorganized, demoralized or distracted to rally in sufficient numbers to demand change in Tallahassee. A sprinkling of protests held outside Duke Energy's state headquarters in St. Petersburg in recent years, for example, rarely attract more than a few dozen people who so far lack the resources to influence state policies."

Florida never got over it's hanging chad problem. When the electric utility raises your electric bill, hit them over the head with a solar panel.
www.dsireusa.org .
Deanrit

Spencer, NY

#2 Feb 13, 2016
It's sad that the leaders of a state that will be impacted greatly in many ways by climate change are unwilling to do anything about it. Having a robust renewable energy policy and program in Florida would mean that state tax credits and/or grants would allow average wage Floridians to install money saving solar panels on their homes. This would create lots of jobs, save homeowners and businesses huge amounts of money and no environmentally harmful fossil fuel burning would be necessary to create all of that electricity.
Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#3 Feb 13, 2016
Deanrit wrote:
It's sad that the leaders of a state that will be impacted greatly in many ways by climate change are unwilling to do anything about it. Having a robust renewable energy policy and program in Florida would mean that state tax credits and/or grants would allow average wage Floridians to install money saving solar panels on their homes. This would create lots of jobs, save homeowners and businesses huge amounts of money and no environmentally harmful fossil fuel burning would be necessary to create all of that electricity.
Over about the last 5 or so years, there have been numerous accounts of public buildings going with solar to offset some of their energy bills. Now we are seeing news that the military is beginning to install large arrays to help power their needs on bases across the country. Think, if public buildings started to use solar PV as a rule instead of an acceptation then of all the tax monies spent powering the public buildings could be used for the actual services provided. Schools, Hospitals, Fire Stations, Police Stations, Libraries and even City Hall. Anyone out there, have information of a comprehensive study on the amount of taxes spent on electric bills in the public sector?
FLGuy

Miami, FL

#4 Feb 17, 2016
"grants would allow average wage Floridians to install money saving solar panels on their homes."

.......considering around half of average wage Floridians live in condos/apartment buildings, that dog won't hunt.

FPL gets around 2/3 of its power from natural gas, about another 20% from nuclear, the remainder purchased power. Solar panels would just be another flimsy thing to blow away in the next hurricane.

Of course, you NY and CA folks know all about Florida.......
Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#5 Feb 17, 2016
FLGuy wrote:
"grants would allow average wage Floridians to install money saving solar panels on their homes."
.......considering around half of average wage Floridians live in condos/apartment buildings, that dog won't hunt.
FPL gets around 2/3 of its power from natural gas, about another 20% from nuclear, the remainder purchased power. Solar panels would just be another flimsy thing to blow away in the next hurricane.
Of course, you NY and CA folks know all about Florida.......
I know some about guys that are so institutionalized, they can't go to the bathroom without permission. Duke and FP&L are proud of you. There are quite a few large solar installations installed on apartment buildings and covered parking areas of Condo complexes. YOUR, dog won't hunt.
FLGuy

Miami, FL

#6 Feb 18, 2016
Solarman wrote:
<quoted text>I know some about guys that are so institutionalized, they can't go to the bathroom without permission. Duke and FP&L are proud of you. There are quite a few large solar installations installed on apartment buildings and covered parking areas of Condo complexes. YOUR, dog won't hunt.
Your screen name says it all....how much they paying you to prop up solar energy on message boards? Do they give you a company keyboard?

Why are people surprised that paid posts on Topix are so easy to spot?

"There are quite a few large solar installations installed on apartment buildings and covered parking areas of Condo complexes."
......quite a few means damn near none around here.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#7 Feb 19, 2016
Solar sucks. That's why nobody is buying it.
Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#8 Feb 21, 2016
FLGuy wrote:
<quoted text>
Your screen name says it all....how much they paying you to prop up solar energy on message boards? Do they give you a company keyboard?
Why are people surprised that paid posts on Topix are so easy to spot?
"There are quite a few large solar installations installed on apartment buildings and covered parking areas of Condo complexes."
......quite a few means damn near none around here.
What an asinine claim, from someone who is obviously institutionalized into the Duke, Florida Plunder and Loot family. I've had solar PV on my home for 10 years now. A lot of the foolishness from morons like yourself, "it will take 30 years to pay for itself", NO. "You'll have to replace the panels before it pays for itself", NO. MY screen name says what it is I believe in, solar PV and taking at least some responsibility for one's own energy usage. You're sitting on a big pile of Duke(ie) and FP&L B.S. You're not only shoveling it in by the handful, you seem to enjoy it. Just because YOU'RE chad hangs too low doesn't mean other people of YOUR State or other States of the Union believe they should join you on that pile.
Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#9 Feb 21, 2016
Sneaky Pete wrote:
Solar sucks. That's why nobody is buying it.
P.P. JACY, YOU'RE buying it moron and using it to post your continuous stupidity. Get a little solar PV from Grawn, get a little more from DTE energy from the South. It goes through YOUR meter and YOU pay for it. What a dumbass.

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